The Senator representing Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the recent arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services, DSS, officials in Abuja and other states over the weekend.
The DSS raided the residence of some Judges, arresting them over alleged corrupt practices and selling of justice, stating that it has been monitoring the expensive and luxurious lifestyle of the Judges as well as complaints from the concerned public over judgment obtained fraudulently and on the basis amounts of money paid.
The senator stated that it amounts to tyranny if the arrest was done without a proper search warrant from the court, adding that if the millions of naira and other currencies harvested from the raid of the Judges’ residence are proceeds from the sale of Justice, then such would be proceeds of corruption.
A post on his Facebook wall reads, “To support a Gestapo raid on the Judges residences, typical of a Stasi state, without recourse to procedures of the rule of Law is to endorse the sadistic tendencies of a budding totalitarian state.
“To defend the Judges When “the raiders” followed due process of law and provided clear evidence of corruption, is to embrace and endorse thievery.
“A -Rule of law is the most potent tool for fighting corruption.
“B -Where Justice is for sale, the law is a commodity.
“C-We have a dual moral duty; to object to any attempt to circumvent the rule of law by the state apparatus; and to resist anyone who attempts to turn our courts of law into stock exchange.”